During school 2012-13 school year, students in Grades 7-12 who are proficient in another language will have the opportunity to take a written exam and possibly earn up to two foreign language credits. Students who are interested can register by filling out the application and returning it your counselor. Applications are due Oct. 19.
Last year, Arlington Public Schools and Fairfax County Public Schools signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the Credit by Exam for World Languages. The agreement allows the participation of APS students in examinations that assess their native language proficiency and, upon satisfactory completion, enables them to earn up to two credits toward fulfilling the three-credit world language requirement for the Advanced Studies Diploma.
The exam is available in 23 languages: Amharic, American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Bengali/Bangla, Chinese/Mandarin, Farsi/Persian, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog/Pilipino, Tamil, Telugu, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
There will be two testing dates this school year:
Thu, Nov. 8, 4-6 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 14, 4-6 p.m.
Tests will be given on both dates at the Career Center. Students must arrange their own transportation to and from the exam.
For more information on this initiative, or to print the registration form, please visit: www.apsva.us/worldlanguages